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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:34 pm

I remember for the PX-712A, I started what turned out to be a rather large thread going over the first places that were selling the drive.

To start it out for the PX-716A, there is Buy.com
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Postby KenW on Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:51 pm

I really want see review on this drive, the specs look wonderful, but then so did 712 and look how it turned out. :(
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Postby noycan on Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:37 pm

CDW has it listed for sale for $147.76, but they don't have it in stock, and the estimated ship date is 2 weeks. The URL is:

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/defaul ... EDC=706000
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Re: PX-716A Availibility Thread

Postby VEFF on Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:53 pm

aviationwiz wrote:I remember for the PX-712A, I started what turned out to be a rather large thread going over the first places that were selling the drive.

To start it out for the PX-716A, there is Buy.com


I noticed this earlier today when searching for the drive.
Note that it is in "pre-order" status for the time being.
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:56 pm

Interpret that as you will, but when I talked to Plextor last week they said it was still going to be "a few weeks" until they get them in.

Personally, I'm looking for the best price on one with a black bezel. I want one for my main computer.
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Postby KenW on Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:19 pm

Ian

I got so many dvdrw now, I need a 716 like I need a hole in the head, but I really like the specs, and am look forward to a review by who ever gets one first.
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Postby Scour on Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:02 am

Ian wrote:Interpret that as you will, but when I talked to Plextor last week they said it was still going to be "a few weeks" until they get them in.

Personally, I'm looking for the best price on one with a black bezel. I want one for my main computer.


Maybe you get a drive for a review soon ?
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Postby MadBurner on Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:24 am

Ian wrote:Personally, I'm looking for the best price on one with a black bezel. I want one for my main computer.


My thoughts exactly 8)

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Postby MadBurner on Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:37 am

Computers4SURE.com has a preorder price of $140.95 shipped!

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Postby RoyHarv on Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:22 pm

Ian wrote:Personally, I'm looking for the best price on one with a black bezel.
From the Plextor web site at http://www.plextor.com/english/products/716A.htm
Replaceable black front bezel included
Which should save their distrubutors a lot of grief by cutting the number of SKUs in half.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:05 pm

given how much it costs to make a bezel, it's probably not too hard to include an extra one. It's a nice touch though :)
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Postby overclockxp on Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:39 am

I found this while searching for this burner:

Warehouse ETA
Los Angeles, CA 02-Nov-2004

From Sparco, aka, IM special ordering thru Staples.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:47 pm

this was on there site

Replaceable black front bezel included
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Postby MadBurner on Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:57 am

Available for pre-ordering November 1st.


Plextor already delaying the drive :roll:

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:34 pm

MadBurner wrote:
Available for pre-ordering November 1st.


Plextor already delaying the drive :roll:

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Postby alchip80 on Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:41 pm

Just a Heads Up. :D

Just noticed this over at cdfreaks. It appears that the PX-716A is showing up
at BestBuy.

Here is the link.
http://forum.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=111797
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:47 pm

I guess I will cruise over to Best Buy and have a look 8)

The price is a bit high though!

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:42 pm

Yeah... I don't want it *THAT* bad :roll:
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:54 pm

Ok got one installing it now..going to do side by side scans with the 712 which will probably go back to store if it is as good as this one. They had 4 in stock in columbus oh.


Looks like Jamos did in fact find one!

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:04 pm

UGH!!!!

It can't even do 12x on Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+Rs yet!!

It looks like Plextor rushed the drive out without doing a proper firmware for it. I'm highly disapointed! And the burn quality even at 8x was very poor.

On the bright side, it seems to have a running optical power calibration going now! :D

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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:16 pm

What a fucking POS. Plextor needs to learn that your supposed to make drives better than their predecessor’s not worse.
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Postby noycan on Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:27 pm

I was just over at Best Buy in Westminster, CA, and they also had the new Plextor 716A. The price was $179, though. I don't think many people will pay that price unless the drive is way-better than anything else on the market.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:29 pm

OK, I've written a letter.
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:30 pm

Buy.com has lowered the preorder price to $130.99 plus $7.89 standard shipping to the US!

Of course, I am sure the pre-orders will slow way down after people see the disappointing scans!

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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:30 pm

aviationwiz wrote:OK, I've written a letter.


I wrote a letter, rather an email, as well!

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